Favorite exercises/pieces for strengthening MI?

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Favorite exercises/pieces for strengthening MI?

Post by robertherrold » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:41 am

What are some of your favorite ways to strengthen M and I? Working on Villa Lobos etude 1 and trying to even out tremolo.

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Re: Favorite exercises/pieces for strengthening MI?

Post by ronjazz » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:50 am

scale fragments both rest and free-stroke, as well as Giuliani p-i-m, p-m-i exercises a few minutes daily before gong to V-L #1 or tremolo.
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Re: Favorite exercises/pieces for strengthening MI?

Post by Sebastian » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:01 pm

Planting excercises, speed bursts formulas derivated from concrete sector of music pieces (like the "pseudo-tremolo" found in Asturias by Segovia's transcription), and if you ask for specific pieces then Emilio Pujol's El Abejorro, it always uses p i m i alternation (it is an etude). Some pieces not as heavy as Pujol's: Carcassi Etude 14 (from 25 melodic etudes), etude 2, etude 3, etude 1... etude 7 (remember that all this Carcassi etudes were originally intended to be played only with thumb, index and middle fingers, and not with the ring finger, as Carcassi's treatise declares). And of course Asturias as I mentioned before...
Also Carlevaro's 2nd book, although personally I now use Giuliani's 120 Arpeggios instead.
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